Cafe Las Flores

Cafe Las Flores is Nicaragua’s finest coffee company and is owned and operated by the Palazio family.

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The family’s ancestors began cultivating coffee on the Mombacho Volcano in the late 19th century.

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The family continues to produce “THE BEST” coffee this fairly non-coffee drinker has ever had.

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Cafe Las Flores is the first Nicaraguan farm to score 98% in the Rainforest Alliance certification solidifying their commitment to sustainability.

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We were given a tour of the farm and were able to learn about coffee production.

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We also learned what being Rainforest Alliance Certified means:

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1. Less water pollution and erosion.

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2. Reduced threats to the environment and human health including farm workers.

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3. Protection of wildlife habitat.

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4. Less water and waste.

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5. More efficient farm management.

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6. Improved profitability and competitiveness for farmers collaborating with conservationists.

 

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“Best cup of coffee around!”

About xcpgator

I am lucky enough to be a mother of two wonderful children, a teacher to hundreds of talented students and a coach. There is nothing like traveling to an amazing place and watching hearts open to new experiences and people. This is why I am so passionate about our trip to Nicaragua with Me to We. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures!
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